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When looking at the NHL as a whole, it is easy to see that several NHL netminders thrive when given a second chance to prove their worth.
As an example, one can point out the likes of Ray Emery (Chicago Blackhawks), Carey Price (2010-11 with the Montreal Canadiens), Craig Anderson (Ottawa Senators) and so on and so forth. One can probably name several players in this particular category.
With that said, one player who really needs a second chance the most is Philadelphia Flyers' netminder Steve Mason. Mason, who won the Calder Trophy as the league's rooke of the year in the 2008-09 season with the Columbus Blue Jackets, has struggled to find his rookie form and is now looking to do so in the "City of Brotherly Love".
Mason, 24, burst onto the NHL scene in the 2008-09 season and dominated the league. That year, Mason went 33-20-0-7 with a 2.29 GAA, a .916 save percentage and 10 shutouts in leading the Columbus Blue Jackets to their first postseason.
BEST OF MAXIM
Playing for respectability in the waning weeks of the strike-shortened 2013 season, the Flyers managed to hold off a late rally from the Rangers Tuesday night for their 19th win of the season.
The Flyers (19-21-3), 5 points behind the Rangers for 8th place in the Eastern Conference, were fresh off of a 7-3 smackdown of the Montreal Canadiens comming into the Wells Fargo Center...
Wednesday night, the Philadelphia Flyers took to twitter to announce that two-year contract extensions had been signed by both Zac Rinaldo and Jay Rosehill. Rinaldo, 22, would have been a restricted free agent at the end of the season. Due to his play this season, he is very deserving of this contract extension. Although he is [...]
LITTLE DEUX COUPES
The Montreal Canadiens have been playing a more physical game all year under their new head coach Michel Therrien, but they took it to a new extreme against the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday night. It started with Canadiens forward Ryan White throwing what the referees deemed to be an elbow (replay shows that it was a shoulder) right to the jaw of Flyers defenseman Kent Huskins....
Brayden Schenn, Erik Gustafsson and Kimmo Timonen scored to give Philadelphia's faint playoff hopes a boost, and the Flyers beat the New York Rangers 4-2 on Tuesday night for their second win in two nights.
Mats Zuccarello and Derek Stepan scored for the Rangers, who have a tenuous hold on the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. The Rangers have 46 points...
The Rangers winger Carl Hagelin obviously doesn’t have much respect for Flyers forward Brayden Schenn. Tuesday night, Hagelin gave Schenn a little “who’s your daddy?” slash to a region no man wants to get hit.
Game officials either share Hagelin’s lack of respect for Schenn or were skating with their eyes closed because there was no penalty called on the play.
The Philadelphia Flyers came into tonight’s contest seven points behind the New York Rangers for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. With six games remaining in the shortened season, the Flyers needed to play perfect hockey for the remainder of the season in order to keep their playoff hopes alive. The [...]
Last night, the Habs Goon/forward Ryan White caught Flyers defenseman Kent Huskins in the head with this dirty check. You have to wonder if the NHL will be giving White a very long suspension? White was given a Match Penalty for this bushleague hit on Huskins. These are also the types of hits, that the NHL is trying to eliminate.
Yesterday, the Flyers GM announced that Kent...
With a 4-2 loss to the Flyers, last night became a worst case scenario for the New York Rangers. Not only did they lose, but the Senators, Islanders, and Jets all won with each gaining 2 points in the standings. With only 6 games remaining the Rangers are clinging to the 8th seed in the East, tied with the Jets, by virtue of having 1 game in hand.
A sloppy first period saw the...
The New York Rangers (21-16-4) visit the Philadelphia Flyers (18-21-3) at the Wells Fargo Center starting at 7:30 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.
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